Scientific assistant

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,500 people supporting the three main missions of the institution: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 17,000 people, including over 12,500 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :

The PASU lab is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to help build up its research capacity.

We are particularly interested in individuals with outstanding technical skills and who are interested in some of the lab-s core research areas. This includes energy (energy access, energy and economic development, clean energy transition, energy policy, cooking tech) and the environment (climate policy, green jobs, labor markets, etc.).

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Participate to ongoing research projects (see for examples).
  • Help launch new research projects
  • Conduct your own research
  • If applicable: support junior researchers (PhD candidates, MSc students, etc.) or the lab-s teaching mission.

Your profile :
  • PhD in economics, public policy, political science, computational social science, computer science, or engineering.
  • An interest in conducting research on sustainability (broadly defined).
  • Outstanding publications and/or a strong pipeline of high-quality research.
  • Strong skills in causal inference and/or computational methods (ML, etc.)
  • Proficiency in English, ability to take initiative, good team spirit. (French is not required.)

We offer :
The PASU lab conducts research on the economics and politics of sustainable development, as well as the policies to achieve it. We offer:
  • An environment that encourages exciting and innovative research, with a focus on applied projects.
  • Opportunities to launch new projects, either in pure research or in partnership with international organizations, NGOs, industry, etc.
    Resources for the postdoctoral fellow to further their own research agenda (e.g., travel money, internal grants, etc.).

Start date :
Summer 2024

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
2 years (1 year renewable)

Please include a brief cover letter outlining your research interests, your CV, up to two writing samples, and two to three recommendation letters with your application.

Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup-s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 3221

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2804539.